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Are secret, dangerous ingredients in your food?
The Washington Post
Food manufacturers are routinely exploiting a "legal loophole" that allows them to use new chemicals in their products, based on their own safety studies, without ever notifying the Food and Drug Administration, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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    You're safer eating at home, food illness study suggests
    USA Today via Argus Leader
    Americans are more than twice as likely to get food poisoning from restaurants as they are from snacks and meals they make in their own home, according to a study released Monday by a consumer group.

    Related: CSPI: Eating out linked to twice as many outbreaks (Food Safety News)

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    Sluggish growth predicted for global packaged foods markets
    Food Navigator
    A slowdown in global packaged food markets is expected over the next five years as supply in developed countries reaches saturation point combined with insufficient opportunities elsewhere, but health and Asia offer hope.
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    Members: Boehner will stay on
    The Hill
    Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, will run for Speaker again if Republicans win control of the Senate this fall, according to a survey of GOP lawmakers conducted by The Hill. But if Democrats retain their Senate majority, all bets are off, the Republican lawmakers said.
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    Democrats seek Obama's help with agency decisions to boost re-election bids
    The Washington Post
    In the post-earmark era, using the party's control of the federal bureaucracy to deliver local projects or delay new regulations that might stifle jobs has become a critical part of Democratic efforts to maintain control of the Senate.
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    Can Ryan budget save Democrats in the fall?
    The Hill
    Democrats are hoping this week's House debate over Rep. Paul Ryan's new budget is the jump-start they need to boost their chances of regaining the House and keeping the Senate majority this fall.
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    CDC salt guidelines may be too low
    Meatingplace
    Guidelines for healthy salt intake by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be too low, according to a new analysis from Denmark, published in the American Journal of Hypertension.
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    More pushback from industry over FDA trans fat crackdown
    Food Navigator-USA
    FDA proposals to revoke the GRAS status of partially hydrogenated oils in order to crack down on trans fats will lead to increased saturated fat intakes, greater reliance on imported palm and canola oil and the "diminished ability for food manufacturers to adopt innovative technologies," claims the American Soybean Association.
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    NLRB won't extend union election rule comment period
    Law360 (subscription required)
    The National Labor Relations Board has nixed a request from House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline, R-Minn., and another Republican lawmaker to extend the comment period for the NLRB's proposed rule to streamline the union election process.
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    State watch: food packaging and waste
    Politico
    Chemicals in food packaging have been of growing concern over the past several years following research that found substances that could be harmful to human health are leaching into food.
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    Food safety experts to highlight threats to integrity of food chain
    News-Medical
    Food safety experts from around the world will be at Queen's University Belfast this week to highlight current and emerging threats to the integrity of the food chain during the Food Integrity and Traceability Conference.
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    Judge dismisses evaporated juice lawsuit: Let the FDA decide
    Food Navigator-USA
    Another class action lawsuit taking issue with the food industry's use of the phrase "evaporated cane juice" (which plaintiffs argue is just plain old sugar and should be described as such) has been impacted by the FDA's decision to look again at the controversial term.
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    FDA issues 9 warning letters to food makers, processors
    Food Safety News
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published nine warning letters it issued to food manufacturers and processors between March 6 – 24.
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    Big Data and Big Food: Where to draw the line?
    Food Navigator-USA
    The exponential growth and availability of big data offers food and beverage marketers unprecedented access to consumer information, but it also raises some ethical questions when it comes to how companies use it — particularly when it comes to children.
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    Veggies: No minimum amount; more is better
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    A recent UCL study shows the reduced risk of dying from cancer and heart disease is associated with any increase of vegetables and fruit over and above one portion per day.

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    Closure of Pennsylvania frozen food plant idles 140
    The AP via The Republic
    Officials say last month's closure of a Pennsylvania frozen food plant left about 140 people out of work, but some of them are being rehired by other companies.

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    Consumer injuries force recall of chicken nuggets
    USDA FSIS
    Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

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    KFC parent Yum tests new chicken restaurant
    The Associated Press via The Bradford Era
    As KFC struggles in the U.S., parent company Yum Brands is testing a new chicken restaurant called Super Chix in Arlington, Texas.
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    Valley-based meat distributor's business booming
    The Spokesman-Review
    Spokane Valley-based Zaycon Foods has grown into a multimillion-dollar business by offering a twist on the traditional food truck model. Registered customers preorder and pay online for bulk food, and Zaycon confirms with an email describing when and where clients pick up orders.
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    Hillshire Brands closing plant that employs 1,100
    Food Business News
    Hillshire Brands plans to close its breakfast sandwich manufacturing plant in Florence, Ala., by Dec. 30 this year. The plant employs 1,100.
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    Ingredient safety center to be located at Michigan State
    MSU Today
    The food, beverage and consumer products industries, in association with the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Michigan State University, on Monday announced the establishment of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety.
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    Fabricant leaves FDA, replaces Shaw as head of NPA
    Nutra Ingredients
    The Natural Products Association announced Tuesday that Daniel Fabricant, PhD, will succeed John Shaw as CEO of the organization effective immediately. Shaw had tendered his resignation several days ago, the organization revealed.
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    Fruit ingredients shows super European growth
    Food Navigator
    Food manufacturers have catered to health-conscious Europeans with a raft of new fruit-based product launches in 2013, with overall fruit ingredient launches up 22 percent over the preceding year, according to Innova Market Insights.
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    Creating packaging that connects with consumers
    Food Production Daily
    Successful food packaging requires more than just good looks; one design expert shares his advice on combining structure, function and aesthetics to create containers that entice consumers to buy.
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    Chinese team develops new smart tag to cut down on food waste
    Inventor Spot
    Most people throw out food rather than take a risk of contamination or spoilage beyond the expiration date presented on the package. This is no longer necessary, as a Chinese research team has found a way to determine the freshness of canned foods and dairy products without even opening the package.
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